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Democrats' hope to beat Walker is former teacher

Aug. 15, 2018 4:07 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Tony Evers will try to capitalize on his even-keeled demeanor and background in education as a former teacher, superintendent and now state schools chief to do something no Democrat has been able to achieve in 28 years: beat Scott Walker. Evers, a cancer survivor who refers to himself...

False missile alert plays key role in Hawaii governor race

Aug. 9, 2018 6:48 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige wants voters to look at his four years of accomplishments, including his handling of the Big Island's erupting volcano, as reasons to give him a second term. But U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, his main opponent in Saturday's Democratic primary in the heavily blue state,...

2 bills in Congress could make small business 401(k)s easier

Jul. 23, 2018 3:47 PM EDT

Small businesses could find it easier to offer 401(k) plans to employees under a pair of bills introduced in both houses of Congress. The bills, each called the Retirement Enhancement and Savings Act, would change federal laws to allow companies to jointly offer what are called multiple employer retirement plans,...

Tesla Model 3 buyers lose patience and maybe tax credits

Jul. 18, 2018 11:34 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — In March of 2016, Keith Reynolds flew from California to Atlanta so he could claim his spot in line at 4 a.m., and get a three-hour head start on his West Coast competitors. Tesla was taking $1,000 deposits for its new electric car, the Model 3, priced starting at $35,000. And Reynolds had...

$7,500 federal tax credit for Tesla buyers to end Dec. 31

Jul. 12, 2018 12:20 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla Inc. says its customers won't get the full $7,500 federal electric vehicle tax credit after Dec. 31. The company says on its website that the credit on its vehicles will start to phase out next year. Under federal law, buyers get the full credit until a manufacturer reaches 200,000 in...

Correction: Teva-US-HQ Move story

Jul. 9, 2018 12:19 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — In a story July 6 about Teva Pharmaceuticals moving its U.S. headquarters to New Jersey, The Associated Press erroneously reported the amount in tax credits the firm is receiving. The state's Economic Development authority approved about $40 million in credits over 10 years, not about...

Big-name charter school backers donate to key governor races

Jul. 5, 2018 7:24 PM EDT

Prominent charter school supporters are dishing out campaign money, as key gubernatorial races in several states have now begun in earnest. June primary contests set up a number of state battles for governor in the midterm elections this November, with both Democratic and Republican candidates that could change...